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Cecie Starr + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305112100
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Explain why bone remodeling is important, and give its steps

Summary Introduction

To explain: The importance of bone remodeling and mention its steps.

Introduction: The skeletal system is composed of bones, cartilages, and connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. Bones provide the protective and supporting framework for the tissues and organs of the body. They consist of osseous connective tissue including cells and extracellular matrix.

Explanation

Bone remodeling is defined as a continuous process of formation and destruction of a bone. Bone remodeling is essential as it keeps them resilient. Remodeling of bone occurs through the removal of demineralized bone by osteoclasts and the synthesis of bone matrix by osteoblasts that undergoes calcification and becomes mineralized...

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